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Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in part) horse riders

Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in part) horse riders


A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in part) horse riders

Small Grant Fund

The Friends of the Trans Pennine Trail are a registered charity and can apply for funding to help the TPT National Office and our partners.  This funding is classed as ‘restricted funding’ as it can only be spent on the specific elements of each funding bid.

Contributions from membership fees and other donations to the Friends are classed as ‘unrestricted funds’ which enable the Friends of the TPT Trustees to have discretion over how this money can be spent.  This process has been developed further with the introduction of the Small Grants Fund.

The Small Grants Fund is aimed at worthwhile projects on or near the Trail that are applied for by supporters or community groups, with a limit of £500 to cover tools and materials (labour costs will not be covered).  The application form is very easy to complete – so if you have a worthwhile project, or know a group that do, then please email and ask for a copy of the application form.  Decisions are normally made at Board meetings that are held every 3 months but if an urgent decision is needed, this can be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.

Projects that have been funded so far include:

York Greenways - - This application started our project to identify the wildflowers found along Solar System Greenway. The money funded the printing of leaflets and posters to showcase the flowers found along this section. The TPT National Office also put us in touch with Two Ridings who had further funding available that helped us expand the project. The project has encouraged the local community to find out about the local species found on the Solar System Greenway.
Dunford Bridge to Penistone Volunteer Group received funding for buying bow saws, pole saws and pruning saws for their very active group to continue their work maintaining this section of Trail.
Lymm Parish Council received funding for bulbs that were planted at the crossing of the TPT in Lymm following works to upgrade the Trail. The soil around the junctions had been disturbed by the upgrades providing an ideal opportunity for planting, with wonderful results.
The Vale of Snaith Action Group (Walkers are Welcome) – This successful funding bid enabled the installation of a Jubilee Garden with 2 planters, bench, lectern and water bottle filling station with pet fountain.

The planters show important events in the past: The Queens Platinum Jubilee, Coronation of Kings Charles, Silver Jubilee of King George V, Signing of Snaith’s Market Charter in 1223. There is also a Walkers Are Welcome historical timeline information board. The group also received approval from the TPT Executive to divert the route so it now comes through the Jubilee Garden.
Pennines Volunteer Group – Funding used to purchase litter picker hoops to enable bags to be held safely during litter picking sessions instead of volunteers having to carry them.
Chesterfield Canal Trust applied for funding to supplement a project to beautify the area, following a new bridge installation, which would include trees, hedging, benches, wildflowers, signs and information boards.
Works scheduled for late 2024 and early 2025.
Don Gorge Community Group – Funding was provided to help produce a new brochure showing walks along the TPT and points of interest to encourage visitors to visit Sprotbrough Flash from the TPT and learn more about the area.

This project has yet to be delivered but updates will be provided when available.
Open Country Wakefield – Funds were used to purchase materials to help a larger project to improve access on the TPT in Wakefield which would enhance existing path surfacing to ensure more people, including wheelchair users, can enjoy the green space.

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility

Accessible Venues

Here is a list of Accessible Venues across TPT


Using the tables below you can work out how far you want to go on the TPT.

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